The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.